Team Envy, the parent organization of the Dallas Fuel Dallas Fuel OWL Rank #5 , has announced its acquisition of the former EnVision eSports roster, with Talespin included as a member of the team. The new Team Envy Team Envy Inactive will compete in Contenders North America as the academy team of the Fuel.
Just another day in the office... pic.twitter.com/Ja8XOTCMA2— Team Envy (@TeamEnVyUs) July 2, 2018
Just one week prior, it was announced EnVision eSports would be dropping its roster and its owner, Artur Minacov, was attempting to sell the spot within the three-day window he was given by Blizzard. With a potential sale looming, it was not guaranteed the roster would play in Contenders.
He will be replaced by Talespin, who has not played in a professional Overwatch match since 2016. In fact, his last official match was also with Envy in APEX Season 1. Talespin has never played for another organization in his Overwatch career.
Team Envy is now the eighth Overwatch League academy team in Contenders North America and the tenth overall. The Los Angeles Valiant and Seoul Dynasty are the only remaining Overwatch League franchises without academies.
The EnVyUs name makes it return to Overwatch July 5 in a match with the Skyfoxes.